People are our most important asset; a belief that is at the core of most contemporary businesses.

Management with Human Resource Management

Our Management with Human Resource Management (HRM) degree will ensure you truly understand how effective management of people can lead to business success.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a paid year-long work placement or can undertake shorter projects for a range of companies. Make yourself stand out from the crowd by studying abroad, getting involved in our annual HR Dragons Den or being mentored by HR Directors from across Scotland.

Award

BA (Hons)

UCAS Code

N2N6

Course Dates

September
January (For international fee paying students only)

Course Length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School

Aberdeen Business School

Overview

Year 1

You will be introduced to the key business functions of Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Human Resource Management in Year 1. Through studying a range of modules you will develop the intellectual and practical skills you will need through your degree.

Year 2

In this year, you can choose whether to continue studying at RGU or spend either Semester 1 or 2 studying abroad. Modules studied in this year build on the foundation business functions learned in Year 1 and contain a number of HRM specific modules.

Year 3

In this year you have three options, a placement route, a taught route at RGU, or the ‘Connect to Business’ route. This offers you flexibility to tailor your study to your own interests and career aspirations.

Year 4

Year 4 is the pinnacle of your course. As a Management with HRM student, you will study advanced business modules in Corporate Ethics, Global Leadership and Business Strategy as well as more specialised HR related modules covering Employment Law and Organisational Development. You will also undertake a significant piece of independent HR research in the form of a thesis. 


Modules

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information. 

Full-time

Year 1 -- Semester 1
  • The Financial Environment
  • Marketing
  • Business Perspectives
    Semester 2
  • Introductory Economics
  • People Management
  • Introduction To Management Accounting
  • International Management
  • Year 2 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Students who choose to follow this route will spend Semester 1 of Stage 2 with a partner university as part of the Study Abroad programme
  • Study Abroad 3
  • Study Abroad 1
  • Study Abroad 2
  • Study Abroad 4
    Route B - Students choosing to follow this route will spend Semester 1 of Stage 2 studying at Aberdeen Business School
  • Operations Management
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Business Ideas And Opportunities
  • Work and Organisational Behaviour
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Students choosing to follow this route will spend Semester 2 of Stage 2 studying at Aberdeen Business School
  • Business Law
  • People, Policy and Practice
  • Managing In Changing Organisations
  • Managing Projects
    Route B - Students who choose to follow this route will spend Semester 2 of Stage 2 with a partner university as part of the Study Abroad programme
  • Study Abroad 1
  • Study Abroad 2
  • Study Abroad 3
  • Study Abroad 4
  • Year 3 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Students choosing Route A will follow the Placement route
  • Evidencing Employability
  • Placement
    Route B - Students choosing Route B will follow the taught route as a continuing student at Aberdeen Business School
  • Public Relations Strategy and Specialisms
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Health and Safety Management Fundamentals
    Route C - Students choosing Route C will spend Semesters 1 and 2 of Stage 3 with a partner university as part of a Study Abroad programme
  • Study Abroad 5
  • Study Abroad 7
  • Study Abroad 8
  • Study Abroad 6
    Route D - Students choosing Route D may gain exemption from Placement where appropriate
  • Experience in the Business Environment
    Route E - Students choosing Route E will undertake Semester 1 as a Study Abroad student and Semester 2 at Aberdeen Business School
  • Study Abroad 5
  • Study Abroad 7
  • Study Abroad 8
  • Study Abroad 6
    Route F - Students choosing Route F will undertake Semester 1 at Aberdeen Business School and Semester 2 as a Study Abroad student
  • Public Relations Strategy and Specialisms
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Health and Safety Management Fundamentals
    Route G - Students choosing Route G will follow the Connect to Business curriculum in Semester 1 and the Taught Route in Semester 2
  • Enterprise In Action
  • Enterprise And Employability (residential)
    Route H - Students choosing Route H will follow the Connect to Business curriculum in Semester 1 and will Study Abroad in Semester 2
  • Enterprise In Action
  • Enterprise And Employability (residential)
    Route I - Students choosing Route I will follow the taught route for Direct Entrants
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Public Relations Strategy and Specialisms
  • Health and Safety Management Fundamentals
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Students choosing Route A will follow the Placement route
  • Evidencing Employability
  • Placement
    Route B - Students choosing Route B will follow the taught route as a continuing student at Aberdeen Business School
  • Management Project
  • HRM And OD: Theory And Practice
  • Literature Project
    Route C - Students choosing Route C will spend Semesters 1 and 2 of Stage 3 with a partner university as part of a Study Abroad programme
  • Study Abroad 12
  • Study Abroad 9
  • Study Abroad 10
  • Study Abroad 11
    Route D - Students choosing Route D may gain exemption from Placement where appropriate
  • Experience in the Business Environment
    Route E - Students choosing Route E will undertake Semester 1 as a Study Abroad student and Semester 2 at Aberdeen Business School
  • Literature Project
  • HRM And OD: Theory And Practice
  • Management Project
    Route F - Students choosing Route F will undertake Semester 1 at Aberdeen Business School and Semester 2 as a Study Abroad student
  • Study Abroad 12
  • Study Abroad 9
  • Study Abroad 10
  • Study Abroad 11
    Route G - Students choosing Route G will follow the Connect to Business curriculum in Semester 1 and the Taught Route in Semester 2
  • Literature Project
  • Management Project
  • HRM And OD: Theory And Practice
    Route H - Students choosing Route H will follow the Connect to Business curriculum in Semester 1 and will Study Abroad in Semester 2
  • Study Abroad 9
  • Study Abroad 10
  • Study Abroad 12
  • Study Abroad 11
    Route I - Students choosing Route I will follow the taught route for Direct Entrants
  • Literature Project
  • Managing In Changing Organisations
  • New Business Project
    Year 4 -- Semester 1
  • Business Strategy
  • Employment Law for Managers
  • Thesis
  • Corporate Ethics
    Semester 2
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Thesis
  • HRM And OD: Theory And Practice
  • The Global Leadership Challenge
  • You will study four modules per Semester. It is typical that a quarter of your time will be spent learning in large groups and three quarters of your time you will be taught in a small group tutorial environment.

    Study Abroad

    Our study abroad destinations include Europe, Asia, USA, and Canada. All students on the Management Programme have the opportunity to study abroad for one semester of Year 2 or both semesters of Year 3. If you have a real taste for travel, you can study abroad in Year 2 and undertake a placement abroad in Year 3. If you choose to study abroad, you’ll be taught and assessed in English, but will have the opportunity to learn the local language where applicable.

    Year 4 activity summary

    Lectures

    • Approximately 80 students per group
    • Three to six hours per week

    Seminars

    • Approximately 25 students per group
    • Four hours per week 

    Tutorials

    • Approximately 25 students per group
    • Six hours per week 

    Project Supervision (thesis)

    • One to One
    • Two hours per week 

    Independent study summary

    In addition to lectures and tutorials, you will spend approximately 20 hours per week outside of the class working on your own. This involves undertaking prescribed reading, preparing for tutorial assignments, team meetings and researching and writing course reports.

    Staff delivering this course

    Our staff have either achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are working towards this. This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning.

    In addition many of our staff feature in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.

    Academic staff who teach on the Management with HRM modules have worked in a range of professional backgrounds. They are ‘business-connected’ and use professional networks and their academic research to ensure teaching is professionally relevant and cutting edge.

    Staff teaching on this course can often include visiting lecturers, business owners, and industry professionals.

    Facilities

    • University Library
    • Georgina Scott Sutherland  Learning Centre
    • Student Support Services 

    Feedback

    We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

    Academic Support

    The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

    Study Skills Support

    The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

    • Academic writing
    • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
    • Maths and statistics
    • English language
    • Information technology support

    More on Study Support

    SQA Higher: ABBB

    GCE A Level: BBC

    Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3

    IB Diploma: 29

    Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

    Applicants from Partner Colleges: A relevant HNC or HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 2 or 3. Students entering Year 3 of the course will follow the class based taught route as an alternative to a placement. Find out more about Degree Link.

    Advanced Entry: All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

    International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

    English Language

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

    We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

    English Language requirements

    * All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

    An optional 48 weeks paid (or 12 weeks unpaid on ‘Connect to Business’ route) is offered.

    The Placement Office team advertise opportunities and also work closely with employers through the selection process.

    For many students, the industrial placement in Year 3 is the highlight of their course. The placement is an exciting and challenging time and is an opportunity to consolidate and apply the learning you have gained in Years 1 and 2, and to acquire real world business experience that further develops essential professional skills and business acumen. During your placement you can expect to work in the UK or abroad and report to a Manager who will assess your performance on a regular basis. You also continue your academic learning by compiling a portfolio to provide evidence of your employability.

    As an alternative to placement, you can also choose one of the following options:

    • Stay at RGU for a third year of academic study, or
    • Study abroad for up to a year at one of our Partner Universities in Europe, North America or Asia on an approved course, or
    • Enrol in our innovative ‘Connect to Business’ route which offers the opportunity to gain work based experiences within a range of established enterprises, or starting your own.

    If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

    Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

    Scholarships

    For Academic Year 2018/2019

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1,820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £12,360 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2017/2018

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £12,000 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2016/2017

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year
    • £910 for a full year placement

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year
    • £2,500 for a full year placement

    International Students

    • £11,400 per academic year
    • £1,000 for a full year placement

    For Academic Year 2015/2016

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year
    • £910 for a full year placement

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year
    • £2,500 for a full year placement

    International Students

    • £11,000 per academic year
    • £1,000 for a full year placement

    For Academic Year 2014/2015

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year
    • £910 for a full year placement

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year
    • £2,500 for a full year placement

    International Students

    • £10,500 per academic year
    • £1,000 for a full year placement

    For Academic Year 2013/2014

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £9,900 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2012/2013

    Scottish/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £1,820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    Full-time

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £9,500 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2011/2012

    UK/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    International Students

    • £9,250 per academic year

    Disclaimer

    Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

    For further information see Student Finance pages

     

    September Start

    Scottish, EU and Rest of UK applicants

    Home, EU and Rest of UK applicants to Robert Gordon University must apply online:

    Apply online via UCAS

    It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will update you on whether you have been offered a place from the University. It is also where you should respond to offers and receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

    International fee paying students have the option of applying either via UCAS or direct using our application form.

    January Start (for international fee paying students only)

    If you have missed the September start deadline or are required to complete an English language module you will have an opportunity to start the course in January through ICRGU.

    Find out more about undergraduate courses starting in January

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions

    The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

    This course will prepare you for a human resource management or managerial career in industry or the public sector. Specialised careers include recruitment consultant, employee relations officer, training and development officer, HR officer, and talent and learning specialist.

    The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees: 

    Other Fees and Charges

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